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Settling MSU’s Studying Academic Affairs in Silence East Stroudsberg University Dean and Pittsburgh native Marilyn J. Wells set to take the reigns as VP of Academic Affairs.


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Minnesota State University, Mankato will be introduced to a new face on July 22nd. Marilyn J. Wells, the new Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, will be replacing new Winona State University President Scott Olson. Wells, a native of Pittsburgh, Penn., is a second generation American. Her parents graduated high school in World War II and she was the first member of her family to go to college. Wells’ parents believed it was a life dream to get a college education and that it was a key to a better life. Wells draws guidance from the lessons passed down from her mother.

Wells’ mother had always believed girls could do anything boys could do and with that knowledge, Wells’ strength and independence were instilled to accompany her growth as a professional today. Wells is currently the vice provost and graduate dean at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania and is married with two children: Thomas, a junior in college and Michelle, who is 11 years old. Wells brings with her to MSU numerous years of experience after being a key leader and significant player in strategic planning at East Stroudsburg, a public regional master’s comprehensive university with a diverse campus of more than 6,900 students, which consists of a

20 percent ethnic minority. The university also enrolls a significant number of lowincome students from more than 30 states. During her time at East Stroudsburg, Wells also served as the system liaison for strategic initiatives. She led and served on the Office of the Chancellor’s Academic Program Review Committee to review and recommend actions on more than 50 new program proposals by the 14 PASSHE universities. Wells said she attributes some of her greatest lessons learned in working with the universities through the power of collaboration. Since Wells was a little girl, she has been very independent and always insisted on doing things on her own.

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Silent study spaces making waves at Memorial Library.

sam wilmes • msu reporter Memorial Library’s new silent studying areas are located on the first floor, near the vending machines. ERIC PERRINE

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The Minnesota State University, Mankato Memorial Library recently opened two new quiet study spaces for students and off-campus library patrons. Construction of the spaces, located at the north end of the Memorial Library’s first f loor, began December 14, 2012 as the fall semester came to a close and finished during spring break. The new spaces came about as part of the university’s Big Ideas Real-World Thinking campaign, which was designed to “[transform] the typical college experience into one that is more meaningful and more connected to the rest of the world,” according to the uni-


versity website. In addition to the Big Ideas campaign, the spaces were created in response to student requests for more quiet-study spaces in the library after midnight when the other f loors are no longer open for use, said Dean Joan Roca of Library Services. In order to accommodate the students’ requests, the library approached principal architect, Eric Oleson, of Oleson and Hobbie Architects to design the spaces. After “working closely with library staff,” the final designs were chosen, said Oleson. The final designs included fresh carpet, glass walls, casual and desk-style seating, private work stations and

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computer stations with ample room for books and other class materials. All of these features went above and beyond the aspirations library faculty had for the spaces. “I think it’s turned out nicer than we [originally] thought,” Roca said. “It was designed by a local architect, and it really serves the functions that we saw the students needed.” Since opening for use after spring break, each of the spaces has received heavy use from students and other library patrons, giving satisfaction to library staff that the time and effort and money spent to construct the spaces were all worth it. “The best feedback is seeing students using it,” Roca said. “The day after we took the construction tape out, there were students in here already. To me, the best feedback is seeing students in there doing their own work and using the space. Right now I’m very satisfied with how it’s being used.” Both a new front desk, designed by Oleson and Hobbie, as well as more study space in the library’s northeast corner of the first f loor, have been planned for the upcoming spring and summer months.

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ACADEMIC AFFAIRS “I hope to bring something there to achieve a new level of excellence and excitement,” Wells said. continued from 1 “When I was 2-years-old I insisted on tying my own shoes,” Wells said. By working with such a wide array of universities, Wells had to work in other areas and levels within the university system and saw more within the system’s working walls. She persuaded and provided support and expertise for university growth and academic achievement. At East Stroudsburg, Wells steered academic development. Wells approved and implemented seven new academic programs in four years. She also enhanced the quality of various academic programs through approval of new curriculum models, program revisions and national accreditations. Under Wells’ leadership, East Stroudsburg increased enrollment metrics of underrepresented minority students by more than 47 percent in just over five years. Wells, who has earned degrees in multiple fields, earned a doctorate in health education from Souther Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill., in 1989. She

continued her education with Masters degrees in both Public Health in 1991 and Health Education in 1987 from East Stroudsburg, and earned her bachelor’s degree in Home Economics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1980. Although Wells’ education is specified in Health Education, she attributes her line of thinking from her attainment of the Home Economics degree. She plans on treating all segments of the university fairly and equally, and is looking forward to meeting all departments. She hopes to create an interdisciplinary prepared environment in which all departments are connected, and can work with, one another despite various academic barriers. Wells expressed her appreciation for the reputation of the MSU institution and President Davenport’s leadership team and the Mankato community. “I hope to bring something

there to achieve a new level of excellence and achievement,” Wells said. Wells wants to facilitate the greater exchange of international students from MSU to around the world. “Some students have never traveled to Minneapolis, Denver, Dallas and New York,” Wells said. “We can create partnerships with other universities to make traveling a possibility for students.” Wells is interested in learning about other ideas students may have, so mere ideas can become a reality. Wells expressed particular interest in the American Association of University Women (AAUW), a leadership group for female students. The group also serves as a facilitator to aid women to lead in the national congress as officers of student government. Wells said women currently make up a majority of college enrollment and gradu-

ates, yet still only make 80 percent of what men make. Wells thinks the key for university advancement is the people. “A university is about serving students,” Wells said. “Inspiring others to see what they’re doing well and to see how they can [do] better than they thought possible with high energy and passion.” Wells is thrilled to have been selected as the new provost and senior vice president of academic affairs and looks forward to moving to Minnesota this summer. Wells will serve as the university’s chief academic officer and Senior Vice President. Wells will report directly to the president and will hold the primary responsibility of providing academic leadership, direction and vision to support and enhance the quality of undergraduate and graduate programs.

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Student’s Take: The Boston Bombings

Reporter correspondant Dan Michels walks MSU students through the recent tragedy, and the legal ramifications. DAN MICHELS

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Friday’s exhaustive manhunt finally brought the elusive Tsarnaev brothers to justice and provided a jolt of morale to a city in desperate need of one. The day-long search culminated in the death of bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26 and the apprehension of his brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19. As of Sunday night, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is being held in serious condition at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, according to ABC News. With wounds to the neck and throat, Tsarnaev’s communication has been strictly written thus far, which is still a positive for potential interrogation. As President Obama announced the end of “an important chapter” in his Friday news conference, the next chapter appears to be one marred with legal quarrels and controversy. To say that Pandora’s Box has been opened with regards to oncoming legal issues might be an understatement. Death penalty debate, Miranda rights and discussion on how to hold a trial all headline the laundry list of investigation talks bound to be in the news over the coming weeks. The death penalty, while banned in the state of Massachusetts, would be an option in federal court, according to The Huffington Post. The article goes on to report that two high ranking Democrat Senators, Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), have already came out in support of federal prosecutors seeking the death penalty. “It should likely be a death penalty case under federal law,” Feinstein said on Fox

News Sunday. Feinstein also chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee. However, Massachusetts’ very own interim Senator William “Mo” Cowan (D) noted on CNN’s State of the Union that he personally doesn’t support capital punishment for Tsarnaev. “I am not personally a proponent of the death penalty,” explained Cowan. “But I will leave it to Attorney General [Eric] Holder to decide ultimately what needs to be done here and I will support that.” Furthermore, there is the thorny issue of Tsarnaev not having been read his Miranda rights. According to NPR, the Miranda Warning, used to inform suspects of their rights (such as the right to remain silent as well as to have legal counsel), is currently being withheld from Tsarnaev for what’s informally known as the “public safety exception.” The government is using this exception to their full advantage in order to excuse them from reading Tsarnaev his Miranda rights. U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz was quoted in the L.A. Times as mentioning a “public-safety exemption in cases of national security and potential charges involving acts of terrorism” that pertains to this case. Seemingly on cue, the American Civil Liberties Union was very apprehensive about the absence of Tsarnaev’s Miranda rights. A statement on the group’s website from Anthony D. Romero, the executive director, reads as follows: “Every criminal defendant is entitled to be read Miranda rights. The public safety exception should be read narrowly. It applies only when there is a continued threat to public safety and is not an open-ended exception to the Miranda rule.”

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Additionally, every criminal defendant has a right to be brought before a judge and to have access to counsel. We must not waiver from our tried-and-true justice system, even in the most difficult of times. Denial of rights is un-American and will only make it harder to obtain fair convictions.” Finally, the debate on those Miranda rights also hinges on whether Tsarnaev will be tried in a criminal court or by a military commission at the federal level. If treated as an enemy combatant, Tsarnaev would not be entitled to his Miranda rights in the first place. Senators John McCain (RAriz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) are both in support of this measure, according to The Hill. Regardless of the outcome on those three issues and more, there is certainly reason for optimism. Apprehension of the suspects, while not bringing back those lost in the bombings, has certainly made a lot of folks happy in Boston. Additionally, interrogation of the recovering Tsarnaev brother looks to be a “treasure trove of intelligence” according to Representative Peter King (R-N.Y.), which could prevent similar attacks in the future.

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Keeping the Constitution incorruptible The city of Boston will recover from the horrific events of last week’s marathon, let’s ensure that the Constitution survives as well.


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“You truly are incorruptible aren’t you?” Heath Ledger’s Joker laughs, dangling upside down, hundreds of feet above the pavement during the closing moments of 2008’s The Dark Knight. “You won’t kill me out of some misplaced sense of self-righteousness,” Batman’s penultimate foe crows, goading the caped crusader into defying his principles, into breaking his one rule. That righteousness, that code, is what makes Batman unique, what makes Batman more than a just masked vigilante with an agenda. Batman doesn’t kill. Despite the murderous rampage that has left his city in fear and his loved ones dead and maimed, Batman allows the police to capture the Joker, allows justice to be served. Gotham City’s great protector, waging an endless battle against corruption and evil through honor and idealism, never abandons that high-minded notion, never allows himself to descend to the level of that which he stands against. Contrary to Ledger’s Joker, it isn’t misplaced at all, it is his defining quality and the trait that makes Batman such a complex and satisfying hero in days as dark as ours. Because while the circum-

stances are fictional, while psychotic clowns and idealistic billionaires don’t prowl the streets of Boston, there is a very real parallel between the saga of the fan-favorite crime fighter and the horrific events that brought the nation to a standstill last week. By all accounts, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had a hand in the Marathon Bombings, in the gutwrenching deaths that followed. His brother and accomplice is dead, while the 19-year-old student turned alleged terrorist bleeds in a local hospital. The evidence against the Tsarnaev brothers is overwhelming and will likely be enough to put the surviving bomber away for the rest of his natural life; a life which could be cut even shorter should prosecutors decide to pursue the death penalty at the federal level. The “accused” tag seems likely to fall soon enough. But for now, as he lies in a hospital bed following one of the single largest domestic manhunts in US history, Dzokhar Tsarnaev is still a suspect, Dzokhar Tsarnaev is still an American. And while being an American means any number of things to any number of people, it means one thing with absolute certainty, or at least it should: that this accused murderer, this

alleged monster, deserves his day in court. The citizens of Boston, of the United States, are naturally anguished, and furious, over the attacks that this young man appears to have had a hand in committing. I was as appalled as anyone at the carnage, just as heartbroken at the news that an 8-year-old was among the three victims. The swell of pride and emotion that filled the people of Boston when Bruins fans took the reigns for the singing of The Star Spangled Banner at TD Garden, or when Neil Diamond took the field at Fenway to lead the crowd in a singing of Sweet Caroline, filled me as well. For a few days at least, we were all from Boston. Sorrow and grief eventually gave way to pride and defiance, but those emotions are quickly giving way to something baser, a fury and anger that threatens to violate the republic that the bombings attempted to disrupt. The first hints of a problem came as the manhunt wound down, when the arresting officers that uncovered Tsarnaev failed to read the Russian immigrant his Miranda Warnings, detailing his rights to silence and an attorney, citing a public safety exception that allows the FBI to detain suspected terrorists in the name of preventing

further danger. The potential for abuse inherent in such a judgment-based ruling was worrying, but understandable given the context; If Tsarvaev wasn’t working alone, could the plot have run deeper? Senator and former presidential candidate John McCain (R-Ariz.) fired the next shot just as the manhunt that consumed the city of Boston began to wind down, insisting that Tsarnaev be tried as an enemy combatant and denied the rights afforded to American citizens accused of a crime. Representative Peter King (R-NY) joined his colleague’s call for military justice. “America is part of the battleground,” the veteran politician told Politico. “If you capture someone on the battleground, they should not be given the privilege of a civilian trial where they are given different rights. He’s going to be convicted one way or another.” King’s final statement is disturbing at first glance and potentially ruinous upon closer examination. What King, McCain and their associates are suggesting flies in the face of not only the Bill of Rights, but of the Constitution and the very principals that founded the United States. Dzhokar Tsarnaev is a U.S. citizen and shipping him off to Guantanamo Bay to face the

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“enhanced interrogation techniques” that have made the isolated Cuban prison so infamous sets a dangerous precedent that makes every American accused of a crime a possible candidate for the “battleground” that the pair are so keen to discuss. The Constitution provides no distinction between a citizen and McCain’s fictional “enemy combatant,” making the simple distinction between the former and a prisoner of war. To broaden that definition, to expand the “prisoner of war” label to include not only those captured during combat, but those accused of domestic terrorism, sets a terrifying new standard. The Marathon Bombings were horrifying, a terrifying example of domestic terrorism that crippled a proud city. It is a wound, but it is a wound from which we will undoubtedly recover, as we always have. Senator McCain’s proposal however, stands to leave a far more permanent scar on this country. Just as the fictional Joker defied Batman, goaded his righteous foe into violating his principles for the sake of security, our sense of unease, our sense of anger, is driving us to defy our own very real principles. Because the minute that we do, the bombers win.

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MSU takes three of four games in weekend stint After splitting with Augustana Saturday, the MSU softball team stole two from Wayne State to stay ahead of the Wildcats in the standings and keep up with the top dogs in the NSIC with the season winding down. ADAM PIERSON

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The Minnesota State University, Mankato softball team spent their weekend on the road, first in Sioux Falls, SD splitting games with Augustana College and then south to Wayne, Neb., sweeping Wayne State College. In game one of the weekend, MSU prevailed 4-3 over Augustana. Senior Courtney McKelvogue improved her overall record to 15-4 with the win, allowing three runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out two batters. MSU struck right away in the first inning with junior Anna Cole’s sacrifice line to the center

fielder, bringing in a run. The Mavs tallied again twice in the fifth inning. Senior Abby Sonner cracked a RBI single up the middle. Junior Lindsay Erickson cleaned up the mess immediately after with her tworun bomb, furthering the gap 3-0 at the end of five innings. In the sixth inning, Augustana narrowed the gap when freshman Emily Heinz jacked a three-run homer. That would be all of the production Augustana could manufacture, leaving MSU to a 4-3 victory. Each team came up with eight hits, but Augustana left five runners on base, compared to MSU only leaving four runners on base.

MSU’s offense was led by Erickson who produced one hit, scored one run and two RBIs, Sonner who had one hit, one RBI and scored one run, and senior Lauryn Morris who added two hits and two runs scored. Although the second match didn’t fair as well for MSU, losing 9-8, the game was filled with offense and stayed competitive until the last pitch. Sophomore Brittany Lauterbach went 3.1 innings in the circle for MSU. Lauterbach allowed seven runs on eight hits, walking two and striking out five. McKelvogue earned the loss for MSU in her 3.2 innings of relief work, allowing two runs on four hits, two walked batters

and punching out one, resulting in her overall record to drop to 15-5. Junior Samantha Hollen put MSU on the scoreboard with her three-run bomb in the first inning. Augustana struck six times in the second inning, one unearned from a walk, two RBI singles and a bases clearing double. Down 6-3 in the third inning, Hollen stepped back up to the plate and homered for the second time of the game, narrowing the deficit to one. Two batters later, junior Kelly Wood socked a dinger to right field and knotted the score. Augustana’s Jenny Brown knocked a RBI single in the top of the fourth.

Wood was back at it in the bottom half of the fourth answering with a two-run single and giving MSU the lead, 8-7. The score was at a stand still until the seventh inning when Augustana’s Brown came through again giving them the 9-8 lead. MSU went down in order to end the game. The Mavs traveled to Wayne, Neb. to square up against Wayne State on Sunday. MSU won both games, shutting out Wayne State 4-0 in the first game and 4-2 in the second game. McKelvogue improved her overall record to 16-5 in her

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Mavericks prepare for rivalry series with St. Cloud State When two squads like MSU and St. Cloud State battle multiple times a season and finish in the top-half of the NSIC year-in-andyear-out, there is bound to be a rivalry at stake, which is exactly what these two teams face this week on the diamond. REECE HEMMESCH

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Though the Minnesota State University, Mankato baseball team has had their last six games cancelled due to snow and rain, the Mavericks hope to get in adoubleheader sometime during the week to put them back on schedule. Although the site of the matchup is unclear, the opponent is someone MSU knows probably better than any team in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. That’s right, Wednesday’s matchup pits the Mavs against their old, familiar foe, the St. Cloud State Huskies. To say that this game has huge postseason implications is an understatement as both squads sit atop the conference standings with less than 10 games to play for each. The Mavericks enter the two-game series with a conference record of 15-3, capped off by a nine-game winning streak that stretches back to April 3 with an 11-9 win over U-Mary. St. Cloud State started off their season red-hot with an 11-2 overall record heading into conference play. That continued with the Huskies winning their first 10 conference matchups almost uncontested before falling to

Concordia St. Paul Sunday in the first part of a doubleheader 4-2, placing them at 11-1 heading into the MSU series. SCSU currently holds down the no. 2 spot in the Central region poll and the no. 9 spot in the country. MSU sits at no. 4 in the region and has moved up to no. 11 in the country following their fourgame sweep of Southwest Minnesota State. Central Missouri is currently the team to beat in the central region, hoisting a 31-9 record playing out of the MIAA. The last two seasons have been all St. Cloud State-MSU in the NSIC with MSU taking the top-spot both times over the Huskies and SCSU taking the conference tournament in 2011 before MSU took the crown from them once again in 2012. These two squads have faced off 20 times in the past three seasons with each game being closer than the one before. In those 20 meetings, MSU has taken victories 11 times, compared to SCSU’s nine wins in the duel. Of those 20 meetings, 10 of them have taken place in the postseason, meaning that even though these two teams will be playing Wednesday for the first and last time in the regular season, this will more than likely not be the

last time they see each other in the 2013 campaign. Probables SCSU’s and MSU’s pitching staffs have been tops of the conference all season long with each team using three or four guys out of the starting role to propel

them to victories. MSU has senior Harvey Martin, who currently sits at no. 2 in the conference in ERA with a 1.37 in his eight starts on the year. Martin also boasts the lowest opposing batting average in the NSIC at .182 and the most strikeouts with 63. Junior Jason

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School St. Cloud State MAVERICKS Wayne State Augustana Winona State Sioux Falls Minnesota Duluth Concordia St. Paul U-Mary Upper Iowa Bemidji State Northern State SW Minnesota State Minot State Minnesota Crookston

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complete game shut out, allowing one hit, one walk and striking out two batters. The Mavs did all of their work from the plate in the fourth inning. Hollen began with a RBI single up the middle. Cole then connected with a two-run double to center and finally freshman Laura Milligan stole third and scored on the catcher’s errant throw. The game would produce goose eggs in each inning remaining, allowing MSU to prevail 4-0. Continuing their success into game two, MSU’s quick start led them to a 4-2 victory. McKelvogue earned the win for MSU in game two with her 4.2 innings of work on the rubber. McKelvogue allowed one run on three hits and one walk while striking out seven. MSU scored on Erickson’s RBI double to left field and Cole’s RBI single up the middle in the first inning. Freshman Sam O’Brien cracked a RBI double to left field in the second inning, and two innings later sent a soloshot to right field for Wayne State. Freshman Tatum Klein then hit a one-run single in the fourth inning, and followed that up in the sixth inning reaching on a fielder’s choice and bringing in another run for the Mavs. Lauterbach finished the final

2.1 innings of work from the circle, allowing one run on three hits, one walk and striking out one. The score stayed the same as Lauterbach sent Wayne State down in order to end the game. McKelvogue improved her season record to 17-5 with the win. With the win, MSU is tied for second place with the University of Minnesota, Duluth with a 14-4 record in the NSIC. MSU softball has a lot going for them. Athletes Eryn Edgerton, Courtney McKelvogue, Abby Sonner and Jenna Peterson were all recently awarded with the Maverick Achievement Award. The award recognizes senior letter winners who have maintained a grade average of 3.0 or higher entering their senior year of play. McKelvogue was also honored with one of MSU’s NSIC Myles Brand Awards. The award recognizes McKelvogue’s hard work while earning a grade point average of 3.75 or higher as she is set to graduate in May. MSU will travel to Sioux Falls again on Wednesday to face the University of Sioux Falls before taking on UMD on Saturday in Duluth, Minn. and wrapping the regular season up against St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minn. on Sunday.





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both have impressive, especially Larson, who is 5-0 in five starts this year. St. Cloud State has been riding off the success of senior Scott Lieser and junior Kyle Fischer, who have combined for 15 of SCSU’s 23 wins in 2013. Lieser has already thrown a no hitter in 2013 and will more than likely end his career with the Huskies in the top-5 for most pitching categories. Fischer, a New Ulm native, has been equally impressive with a 2.03 ERA in 2013 in 48 innings pitches. Although these two are the no. 1 and 2 guys of the squad, they each started Sunday versus Concordia St. Paul, meaning they will likely be resting Wednesday for their upcoming series with U-


Mary over the weekend, forcing SCSU to use Chris Kubitz, Nick Maiers or Corey Fitzgerald out of the starting spot. If the games do happen to be postponed until later in the week, you can expect Fischer and Lieser to take the hill in this pivotal matchup. Considering MSU has not played a game in more than a week, it is likely that Martin and Hoppe will take the hill in an attempt to close the gap between the two squads in conference standings and rankings. No matter who takes the hill for this all-out brawl, you can expect good baseball from two of the top teams in the Midwest as they attempt to out-duel each other for the NSIC crown.

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Movie Micronews - 4/23 Spider-Man villain revealed, Silver Linings follow up titled


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Jamie Foxx electrified: Jamie Foxx was spotted last week for the first time filming his role in the upcoming sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Foxx plays Max Dillon, aka Electro, a wallflowerish Oscorp scientist and Spider-Man fan who becomes a walking battery after

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an electrical accident. Eagle-eyed photographers and fans snapped an unrecognizable Foxx filming his scenes on one of the sets built to look like Times Square. Covered in light blue makeup on his face and hands, clear blue contact lenses and very bolt-like veins bulging from his neck, the Django Unchained actor also sported

a worn hoodie rigged with neon lights and CGI markers for later electrical additions. Nothing substantial was revealed as far as the plot of ASM 2 is concerned. Foxx’s scene comprised mostly of shambling about, overwhelmed. This first look, however, did confirm that the film will not be going with the traditional green and yellow

costume the character wears in his comic book iteration. Director Marc Webb tweeted a picture Sunday of Foxx’s character pre-transformation to highlight the differences, as if it wasn’t obvious. These photos are part of many that have been released by Webb since production began in February, including sneak peeks at stars Andrew Garfield (Spider-Man) and Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy) on a date, Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane Watson and Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborn, an unfortunate car wreck, the Ravencroft Institute for the criminally insane and other clues as to what the story may be. No glimpses of Paul Giamatti as the Rhino or Chris Cooper as the sketchy Norman Osborn (set to become the nefarious Green Goblin in future installments) have been released yet. Expect some questions to be answered before the summer ends, by which time we will likely have the first trailer to view. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens everywhere Friday May 2, 2014.

O. Russell does the Hustle: Director David O. Russell’s next movie has found its title with American Hustle. Originally titled American Bullshit, the Silver Linings Playbook director’s follow up to the wildly popular Oscar nominee had to scrap the original title for somewhat apparent reasons and has operated for months as ‘Untitled ABSCAM Project.’ The film tells the true story of how the FBI hired a con man to root out corruption in the U.S. government during the ‘80s. The film reunites two pairs of O. Russell veterans: Christian Bale and Amy Adams from The Fighter and Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence from Silver Linings Playbook. Shots have already surfaced of Bale rocking an awful comb over, Cooper with hair rollers in, and Lawrence being… Jennifer Lawrence. Filming had been taking place in Boston for the past several weeks but has been relocated in response to the panic of the past few days. American Hustle opens this Christmas Day.

TV Line: What’s Staying and What Got the Axe ANDREW SIMON

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In the land of television, the end is nigh for America’s favorite serial killer. Showtime’s Dexter’s eighth season, debuting June 30, will officially be its last. In addition to the main cast, the final 12 episodes will include guest stars Nick Gomez (The Walking Dead), Bethany Joy Lenz (One Tree Hill) and returning season 7 castmate Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck). Also facing its end is Comedy Central’s Futurama, ending its run with season 7, airing June 17. Futurama, similar to Family Guy, has a history of cancellation and resurrection, with FOX ending the show in 2003 and Comedy Central giving it a rebirth in 2011. The show runners are intent on shopping Futurama around, hoping to give the series a third reprieve.

And finally, AMC’s signature series, Breaking Bad, will debut its final run of eight episodes August 11. Its fifth season, consisting of 16 episodes, was broken into two eight-episode chunks, the previous half airing last summer and hitting DVD in early June and the final chunk signaling the end of Walter White and his meth run. Inspired by the success of Talking Dead, the half-hour conversational post-show running after The Walking Dead, AMC has commissioned Talking Bad to run after new episodes, with cast and guests discussing the series weekly. One series not facing cancellation anytime soon is FOX’s musical phenomenon Glee, which, in a surprising move, FOX renewed for seasons five and six simultaneously, securing its future through 2015. FOX was not so kind with Seth McFar-

lene’s The Cleveland Show, now axed after four seasons. HBO’s juggernaut Game of Thrones was renewed for a fourth season quickly following record-breaking premiere

ratings. Similarly, Starz renewed its just-premiered Da Vinci’s Demons, created by Dark Knight trilogy co-writer David S. Goyer, for a second season, post-channel best

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numbers. Syfy’s American interpretation of Being Human, recently finishing its third

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Disc golf shoots in the dark

Land of Memories park to host disc competition Saturday night


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It is time, Mavericks, to break out the disc collection, pop on the cargo shorts and prepare for the Mankato equivalent to the Super Bowl of disc golfing. It’s called ‘A Shot in the Dark Disc Golf Tournament’ hosted Minnesota State University, Mankato’s own Recreation, Park & Leisure Services. The event, which takes place 8:30 p.m. on Saturday at Land of Memories Park located off HWY 169, was designed to, according to their Facebook page, “benefit the Blue Earth and Nicollet County Humane Society which provides care for animals throughout the local community and surrounding areas.”

There will be up to 72 participants in the spectacle, which adds up to 18 teams (four participants per team.) It costs $50 per four people to enter the competition, so make sure to save a few pretty pennies from that disaster you call a living room couch. And if you’re weary of Saturday’s weather, don’t be. A pleasant 68 degrees will be the high temperature for the day, with partly cloudy skies – ideal for a season’s beginning for tossing the circle around. But students, be prepared because the event doesn’t discriminate against age. Participants can be as low as 16 years of age, so don’t be surprised when you show up and Justin Bieber look-alikes are throwing birdies on Par 5s.

Since this is a school event, alcohol is forbidden on the premises (shucks), yet if you’re an avid fan of “frolfing” it shouldn’t matter. The competition alone will involve a great deal of concentration, therefore inebriation isn’t necessary. To add, there will be two specific challenges, which includes a longest drive competition and a closest to the pin competition. So bring the best of your skills, ladies and gentlemen. It’s going to be a great event. Sponsors include Wells Fargo, The WOW Zone, Scheels, Menards, Mashka, Reidy and Reese, Pub 500, Johnny B’s Sports & Beef, RentMSU and the Minnesota Valley Pet Hospital To register, visit http://

tail.cfm?event_id=2086809, or contact Jason.stewart@ for more information. Registration begins at 7 p.m. Saturday. Don’t forget! As a society, we need to be conscious of the fact that there are many animals out there, even in our own community, that are in dire need of help. According to statistics, there are roughly 5,000 animal shelters nationwide without an actual national organization looking over these shelters. The Humane Society is just a generic name. Three to four million pets are euthanised each year. By the means of this event, lets make that number drop.


continued from 8 season run, has also been renewed for a fourth year to debut January 2014. Its British originator ran for five years, concluding in early 2013 with the primary cast squaring off against the Devil. A&E has its own success story, with Bates Motel scoring the network its highest ratings in history and understandably has quickly renewed the series for a second year, allowing Norman Bates and his peculiar mother to continue down a crooked path. Over at FX, the network renewed Keri Russell’s The Americans for a second term after only four episodes aired. Rounding off television news not with renewals or cancellations, but the late night talk show scene – NBC announced Jimmy Fallon will replace Jay Leno as host of The Tonight Show come spring 2014, debuting with the Winter Olympics. The network has been hit with a ratings decline in the last several months, leading to frustration between NBC and Leno to the point where Leno frequently berated the network in his monologues. Regarding the “Man in Charge” change, Leno and Fallon have made publicity videos taking in the transition with good sportsmanship, in hopes of avoiding the 2009 Leno/O’Brien debacle. There is no official word yet who will succeed Fallon at Late Night, although rumor suggests SNL’s Seth Meyers is the prime candidate to take the reins. Conan O’Brien, meanwhile, is being looked after by his cable home, TBS, who renewed the talk show host through 2015, marking his fifth anniversary at the station.



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The English Department film classes now have their own designator. When you register, look for the film classes under FILM, not ENGLISH. In the Fall we are offering an array of interesting film classes. FILM 110: FILM 114: FILM 210W: FILM 214: FILM 217: FILM 329: FILM 334W:

Film Appreciation Introduction to Film Film Genres Topics in Film: Animation Introduction to Film Production Film History International Cinema

All of these classes carry the same general education competencies and fulfill the same Film Studies Minor requirements as their former English counterparts. For more information, Contact: Prof. Donna R. Casella (Director, Film Studies, Department of English)

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